2014 National Juried Exhibition Photos


Below are photos from Oil Painters of America’s Twenty-third Annual National Exhibition, which was held at The Bennington Center for the Arts in Bennington, Vermont. To see all photos taken at the 2014 National Exhibition, click here. ... Read More...

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2014 Spring Online Showcase Winners Spotlight

Tina Garret - Gaze - Featured Image

The OPA Spring 2014 Online Showcase was held from March 1 to May 17, 2014, open to Associate members only and awarding $5,000 in cash awards. The Online Showcase runs three times each year and is completely digital competition held at ... Read More...

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Cincinnati Paint Out

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The OPA Paint Out experience was absolutely WONDERFUL! I enjoyed hosting the event and would do it again in a heart beat. The best part of it all was meeting with the artists, listening to what they had to say, seeing what they painted and ... Read More...

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2013 Fall Online Showcase Winners Spotlight

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Adam Clague Adam Clague Adam Clague studied at Pensacola Christian College, where he received instruction from master artist Brian Jekel and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree. Adam now lives near Kansas City, Missouri and enjoys the ... Read More...

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Tampa Paintout

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Artists came from a one hundred mile radius to attend the Santaella Studios for the ARTS first OPA Paint Out, hosted by, OPA Member Kerry Vosler. This historic neighborhood is over one hundred years old and is undergoing a time of ... Read More...

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OPA 2013 Eastern Exhibition Winner Spotlight

"Gaze" by Mary Qian

The OPA 2013 Eastern Exhibition was hosted at the McBride Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland and featured some of the most prominent artists of our day. We wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the award winners at this exciting ... Read More...

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2013 Summer Online Showcase Winners Spotlight

"Abandoned" by Frankie Johnson

Gia Elisa Stamps Holderman Elisa Holdermen was awarded Second Place, a $1,500 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, for the oil painting entitled “Waiting” Ever since I can ... Read More...

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How to Prepare a Winning Portfolio


Interview notes by Elizabeth Robbins Panel of Three of Scottsdale’s Finest Gallery DirectorsArtists eagerly poured into the lecture room to hear what Scott Eubanks (Gallery Russia), Scott Jones (Legacy Gallery), and Beth Lauterback ... Read More...

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Framing: Choosing, Fixing & Shipping


With Dave and Jim Fidler, owners, Classic Gallery Frames and OPA President Neil Patterson OPAM TYPES OF FRAMES: There are a number of different types of frames.  The Hudson River School has an ornamental and gilded appearance.  The Whistler ... Read More...

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